What’s in my bag?

I’ve been meaning to do one of these for aaaaages – my favourite type of post on other blogs is any type of home or wardrobe tour, or a look inside bags or makeup bags. What can I say? I love a good nosy!

The Bag
I change my bag around quite a lot; I’ve got a collection of totes that I chop and change my way through, and at the moment I’m loving a small black cross-body bag by Monki – I bought it purely because it looked a bit like the half-moon bag by A.P.C! I mainly use my jute tote bag from The Future Kept though; Ali bought it for me for Christmas and it’s so handy – I like to carry a LOT of stuff (as you can see), and this has room for anything I find when I’m out and about as well.

1. A Hat
I always carry a beanie or bobble hat around with me, unless it’s the summer and it’s really, really hot. It’s partly because I get cold really easily (I’m anaemic), and partly because I’m horribly lazy when it comes to hair in the morning – it’s way easier to shove a hat on and not worry about it until after the school run!

2. A Magazine
I always pack my bag like I’m going to be stranded somewhere for a month and need constant entertainment, so there’s usually a magazine or two in there. I love loads of different ones, but I’ve just discovered Woven which is utterly brilliant – it’s about art and crafts and creative people, and is just a really good read.

3. My Camera
The one in the picture is actually a stand in, because I was using my normal one to shoot with (if you’re into vintage cameras, this is a Halina Rolls, and you can find them on eBay quite easily). I mainly use my Canon EOS-M because it’s light and easy to carry, but does almost everything a DSLR does – but if I want to get some really good portrait pictures I take my Canon 400D out with me.

4. Sunglasses
I’ve got a bit of a thing for sunglasses – my favourites are the Henning classic black by Lines and Current, but I packed them away at the end of last summer and can’t find them. Waaah! These ones are from last years collection by Monki.

5. Small Bag
I carry lots of little things around that kept getting lost in the bottom of my bag; lip balm, Rescue Remedy, lavender oil, under-eye concealer (I use Benefit Erase Paste – it’s the best!), keys and so on, so I decided to get a small bag to keep it all in. This one is the jute makeup bag from The Future Kept.

6. Notebook
Oh. My. God. I love a notebook. I do. I get through loads of them for work, so I try not to buy anything too nice or expensive – this one was £10 from Paperchase but it’s got like a gazillion pages and I love the colour. So there you go.

7. iPad and Case
I was so late to the iPad party, but I eventually got one in a package with my iPhone upgrade and I love it. I do. I read books and magazines on it, post social media updates on it, blog on it, watch TV and listen to the radio on it… basically do pretty much everything I do on a laptop but without the hassle of carrying it around. The case is from Cath Kidston.

8. A Book
Yes, for some reason I carry an actual novel, as well as my magazine and iPad. I don’t really know why – it’s just a habit I’ve always had! At the moment I’m reading The Shadow Hour, which is really good – one of those books about old houses and family mysteries. Easy to get lost in!


  1. Anonymous
    April 14, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Great post – I love being nosy too! I'm envious of your neat and tidy bag – if you looked in mine you'd also find 100 kirby grips, a tangle of headphones and about 50 old receipts along with a load of loose change! xxxxhttp://nicolaranson.com

  2. Anna International
    April 14, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Love it! Finally a 'bag tour' that resembles mine…heavier on the reading material than on the beauty products (though I do have a little pouch with all mine in as well, and a make up bag, er, okay, maybe I have both!). I haven't heard of Woven but I think I'm going to have to have a read. I don't think I could ever do one of these – if I did it honestly, dog poo bags would feature way too heavily! 😀 x

  3. Candy Pop
    April 15, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    I love this post and I've just spent about 20 minutes wandering around your blog. It's a delight! x

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